Elle Craven ♦ Traverse City Central
Skiing ♦ Senior
Craven has posted top-10 individual places in all six of her MHSAA Finals races over her first three seasons skiing for the Trojans, and helped them to last year’s Division 1 team championship – which ended Marquette’s five-year run at the top. She’s set to complete a fantastic finish to her high school career this winter and got off to a fast start Jan. 10, leading Central to the Harbor Petoskey Ski Invitational championship with a win in the slalom (1:22.18) and runner-up in the giant slalom (1:06.37).
Central’s team title last February was its first since 2013, and Craven posted personal Finals bests of second in the slalom (1:10.81) and third in the giant slalom (52.91), finishing second in the former by just 21 hundredths of a second over the two runs. She also plays tennis and will continue her academic pursuits at University of Arkansas, where she intends to study business.
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Dec. 2: Lucas Dunn, Chelsea football - Report
Nov. 25: Riley Nugent, Plainwell swimming - Report
Nov. 18: Harper Murray, Ann Arbor Skyline volleyball - Report
Nov. 11: Abby VanderKooi, Muskegon Western Michigan Christian cross country - Report
Nov. 4: Arianne Olson, Holland West Ottawa cross country - Report
Oct. 28: Jack Guggemos, Okemos soccer - Report
Oct. 21: Sachiv Kumar, Northville tennis - Report
Oct. 14: Kate Brody, Grand Blanc golf - Report
Oct. 7: Lilly Nelson, Negaunee tennis - Report
Sept. 30: Stella Chapman, Ann Arbor Pioneer swimming - Report
Sept. 23: Riley Hough, Hartland cross country - Report
Sept. 16: Josie Bloom, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep volleyball - Report
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